This may seem like an obvious one, but I know from experience that it’s easy to miss this out.
Drinking water is important so your skin doesn’t get dehydrated. Moisture and hydration is essential to deliver nutrients to skin cells. It also delays the appearance of ageing.
Drink Green Tea
Green tea is full of powerful antioxidants and has anticancer, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. It can also act as an anti-inflammatory and can reduce redness in your skin.
Not only can drinking green tea benefit your skin, you can also be used as a facemask in a variety of different ways depending on the result you want. Everything from improving complexion to reducing puffy eyes and dark circles, to ridding your skin of acne and spots.
Stress can take a huge toll on your body, studies have shown that students during exam time had more severe acne breakouts than those under less pressure. Stress increases the body’s production of certain hormones – which in turn causes these breakouts. Finding new ways to cope with and manage stress will help your skin a great deal.
Improve Air Quality
Outdoor pollutants can have a negative affect your skin, and so can smoke – for example – sitting in a smoky room. If cooking with oil the extractor fan should be turned on so you aren’t being exposed to as many fumes. Ways to improve your air quality include, getting house plants, changing the air filter in your furnace, or using a humidifier in your bedroom.
Monitor Dairy Intake
This step is especially important for those who suffer from acne. Research has shown that teenage girls who drink a lot of milk are more likely to have acne than those who drink less. What’s even more surprising is that skimmed milk seems to be worse for your skin than whole milk. Cutting down on dairy, or cutting it out of your diet altogether will help you look and feel better.
Use the Right Products
Products with harsh chemicals can be worse for your skin than using nothing. If you’re going to use products on your face make sure that they are natural as this will aid the healing process, instead of overwhelming and damaging the skin. If these products require washing off ensures that you use luke-warm water instead of hot water, as this can also damage skin.
Choose Water-Based Hair Products
Some conditioners, as well as volumizers and styling creams, contain oils and waxes which can clog pores, which in turn create acne. Even if you’re careful not to get them on your skin its pretty much unavoidable when you consider it running off your hair as you rinse it, sweating, and these oils getting transferred when you’re sleeping on your pillow. Water-based hair products don’t contain wax or oil and so minimizes their contact with your skin.